How Did The Agricultural Revolution Influence Early American Civilization

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One way Native American civilizations adapted to where the settled was by changing their way of getting food by going through the Agricultural Revolution. This was a period when many people went from hunting and gathering by moving around and going wherever their sources of food, animals, went to planting/raising crops so that they were in villages (one place at a time). Many built areas, like the Olmec who made the first big city Teotihucán, and structures, like the Maya and Toltec who built pyramids which led to the ideas of other places. The Aztec defeated cities around them by the power of their militaries and their ceremonies—this led to the Aztec ruling an abundance of people. Some groups built structures that would help them receive more of resources, like the Hohokam, who constructed irrigation canals so they could get water from the Salt and Gila Rivers for their plants and crops. Also for instance, the Anasazi gathered lots of water by assembling many different paths of basins to carry rainwater. These people built kivas too, which also collected rainwater from many paths. Transportation-wise, the Anasazi built roads which were helpful paths to walk through and this made way for many technological advances since they had…show more content…
The demand for wheat went way up when Europe’s population rose. Being geographically benefitted, merchants had the Hudson, Susquehanna, and Delaware rivers for shipping off crops to the Caribbean. As for colonies in the Southern areas, mainly Virginia and Maryland, tobacco grew a important cash crop. Georgia and South Carolina grew rice, too, having lots of luck after unsuccessfully trying to grow and sell sugarcane. Indigo, which was being used for the dye in cloth, rose to fame as a crop mostly because of Eliza Lucas and her finding out that it needed certain conditions—like sandy soil and elevated ground—to be grown
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